- Company: SoCha LLC
- Location: Zambia
- State: Lusaka
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Graduates Jobs in Zambia
Activity: USAID/Zambia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Platform Activity
SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. Since our inception in 2010, we have grown into a fully-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.
USAID/Zambia has a diverse portfolio with programs in the following areas: Health (HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Water Supply and
Sanitation,Nutrition, Malaria, Tuberculosis); Education (basic education and early child development); Economic growth (Agriculture policy support, private sector, economic opportunity, energy, environment, global climate change, wildlife conservation, energy); and Democracy and Governance (the rule of law and human rights, good governance, political environment and consensus building, civil society).
The Zambia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform (Z-MELP) is an mplementing mechanism which gives the Mission access to technical and advisory services to design and carry out specialized multiple, third-party, MEL tasks including practices, processes, and requirements that support Program Cycle implementation.
Scope of Work:
To participate as data collectors for field-based exercises, such as surveys, Key Informant Interviews, and Focus Group Discussions. Enumerators are responsible for ensuring that quality data (qualitative and/or quantitative) are collected ethically and in a timely manner from participants and are transmitted to a central repository for further review and analysis.
Respectfully communicate the objective(s) of field-based research to participants using easy-to-understand language. Obtain verbal or (when possible) written informed consent from participants in all data collection exercises. Administer structured and semi-structured questionnaires and record data on provided forms, using tablets In collaboration with the team leads, ensure the timely transmission of data to a central repository for further review and analysis. The report, in a timely manner, any complications that arise during data collection to a site coordinator or research coordinator. Attend and actively participate in enumerator training and all data debriefing meetings at the request of Z-MELP Keep all data collecting instruments secure and in good working condition. Participate in the recruitment and screening of study participants. Moderate Focus Group Discussions and carry-out in-depth interviews Transcribe all recorded interviews and take detailed notes that can be used to aid data analysis Qualifications:
Degree in social sciences related field or their equivalent. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in carrying out similar assignments Maturity and computer literacy Strong oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in Bemba/Nyanja or other local languages as relevant. Experience conducting qualitative research (FGDs and or IDIs), including interviews and transcribing ( desirable but not a must). Experience in collecting quantitative data using electronic tablets for data collection. Willingness to travel within Zambia, including to remote rural areas. Place of performance:
Lusaka, Zambia with occasional travel within Zambia
Reports to Survey Manager